Tommy Landberg

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The mechanism for cadmium (Cd2+) uptake into the cytosol of protoplasts from 5- to 7-day-old wheat seedlings (Triticum aestivum L. cv. Kadett) was investigated by a new method, using fluorescence microscopy and the heavy metal-specific fluorescent dye, 5-nitrobenzothiazole coumarin, BTC-5N. Cadmium fluorescence gradually increased in the cytosol of shoot(More)
In the complex chemistry of soil, interactions between metals can be expected and these affect the uptake of the metals by the plants. The role of the metal-metal interaction may vary between different plants. This study was performed to investigate if variations exist in the interactions between Cd, Cu, and Zn on toxicity and accumulation of these metals(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Silicon (Si) has been shown to ameliorate the negative influence of cadmium (Cd) on plant growth and development. However, the mechanism of this phenomenon is not fully understood. Here we describe the effect of Si on growth, and uptake and subcellular distribution of Cd in maize plants in relation to the development of root tissues. (More)
In each wheat type, cultivars have different propensities to accumulate Cd in their grains, likely depending on Cd uptake by roots and/or Cd distribution in the plant. This study investigates the processes in the root–soil interface and their role in high or low grain Cd accumulation. Twenty-four cultivars of spring bread, winter bread, durum, and spelt(More)
Cadmium (Cd) is a health threat all over the world and high Cd content in wheat causes high Cd intake. Silicon (Si) decreases cadmium content in wheat grains and shoot. This work investigates whether and how silicate (Si) influences cadmium (Cd) uptake at the cellular level in wheat. Wheat seedlings were grown in the presence or absence of Si with or(More)
In order to investigate the role of phytochelatins in short-time uptake of Cd(2+) into the cytosol of wheat protoplasts, a new method was applied, using fluorescence microscopy and the heavy metal-specific fluorescent dye, 5-nitrobenzothiazole coumarin, BTC-5N. The uptake of Cd(2+) into protoplasts from 5- to 7-day-old wheat seedlings (Triticum aestivum, L.(More)
We have earlier shown that nicotinamide (NIC) and nicotinic acid (NiA) can induce defence-related metabolism in plant cells; e.g. increase the level of glutathione. Here we investigated if NIC and NiA could increase the metal tolerance in metal sensitive clones of Salix viminalis and whether this would be mediated via increased glutathione level. Salix(More)
The presence of high levels of arsenic (As) in rice fields has negative effects on the health of those consuming rice as their subsistence food. This study determined the variation in total As concentration in local aromatic rice (LAR) (kalijira) and two high-yielding varieties (HYVs) (BRRI dhan 32 and BRRI dhan 28) grown in paddy fields in Matlab,(More)
Silicon (Si) fertilization improves crop cultivation and is commonly added in the form of soluble silicates. However, most natural plant-available Si originates from plant formed amorphous SiO2 particles, phytoliths, similar to SiO2-nanoparticles (SiNP). In this work we, therefore, compared the effect by sodium silicate and that of SiNP on Si accumulation,(More)